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WE HELP FOUNDERS TRANSLATE GREAT INNOVATIONS INTO GREAT BUSINESSES

We take a data-driven approach to guiding and informing both strategic and financial decisions on various aspects of starting a company: from product design; to product launch; to investments in people, capacity, and intellectual property.  While we are very skilled at building complex models, we do not believe in static plans for startups. Instead we establish iterative framework models that help inform and drive the many iterations and pivots faced by founders as they build their businesses.  

HOW WE WORK WITH FOUNDERS

We’ve worked with dozens of startups across Central Virginia from biotech to consumer-packaged goods to e-commerce.  We typically start each relationship with a working session to build a Financial Canvas for your business.  These sessions typically take 60-90 minutes and are free to most entrepreneurs if scheduled through one of the entrepreneurship centers with whom we partner.  Many of these sessions will result in a high-level financial model that articulates, in broad strokes, a directional picture on how your business  might be funded, grown, and monetized. 

Please contact Stephanie Hepp at stephanie@runrate.com to discuss our startup services.